What Is A Habitual Traffic Violator?

Habitual traffic violator (HTV) is not a label you want on your driving record. Indiana law imposes severe penalties for habitual traffic offenders. You could face a suspension of your driver's license lasting five to 10 years. What's more, if you get caught driving after your license has been suspended, you could face felony charges and lifetime loss of driving privileges. No other traffic offenses carry such harsh punishments.

There are many ways to run afoul of Indiana's habitual traffic violation laws. Certain combinations of repeated and major moving violations — such as driving under the influence or driving with a revoked license — can result in an HTV designation. You should always consult with a skilled traffic defense lawyer whenever facing major or repeat traffic violations.

Choose A Proven Advocate With Unparalleled Experience

The legal team at DeVries + Kelly is one of Indiana's leading authorities on traffic law. Founding attorney Scott A. DeVries mastered the nuances of this highly technical field over the course of nearly two decades.

Before starting his own practice, Mr. DeVries served as a deputy prosecutor, appointed judge and in-house legal counsel for the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles — the agency responsible for handling driving records and suspensions. He also participated in a legislative committee to rewrite the state's traffic laws.

As a result of his exceptional breadth of experience, Mr. DeVries understands every aspect of Indiana's law on habitual traffic violations.

Don't Risk Making A Bad Situation Worse

If your driving privileges are in jeopardy, contact us as soon as possible. Our firm will work hard to identify and pursue all available options in your case.

Call 317-643-5918 to request a free consultation in a traffic violation case, or contact us by email. With offices in Indianapolis and Hamilton County, we serve clients across Indiana.